The first trailer of Ang Lee's Life of Pi is finally out. It features a young boy Pi (Suraj Sharma) braving the storm that leaves him deserted on a boat with a Bengal tiger.
Irrfan Khan plays an older Pi in Life of Pi (unreleased)
The trailer begins with the bellowing of thunder as a ship gets caught in a tumultous storm. As we watch the boy try
to escape the sinking ship, we see a zebra passing getting carried away with the current of the water.
Pi manages to escape in a lifeboat only to discover that he is marooned with a royal Bengal tiger. What follows is rather interesting.
The contrasting use of loud noises of destruction interspersed with deafening silence is rather impactful, while the special effects are very realistic.
The trailer has certainly whetted our appetite for more!
Director Ang Lee of Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon fame creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship's only other survivor -- a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Life of Pi, which is inspired by Yann Martel's book by the same name, also features Bollywood actor Irffan Khan and Tobey Maguire. The film, which is scheduled to release in November, will reportedly hit Indian theatres first.